Staff Nurse (RMN)

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

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Job summary

We're looking for dynamic and motivated Band 5 RMN Nurse to Work on Amberwood Ward at Littlebrook Hospital in Dartford.

The Acute Services serves the community of Kent with assessment and treatment of adults of working age who are suffering from acute mental illnesses. This is a challenging yet rewarding environment and requires excellent organisation skills and the ability to use initiative. As well as working effectively within an experienced and knowledgeable nursing and medical team.

You'll be experienced in practice, or alternatively may be able to join our preceptorship programme. We have dedicated Preceptorship leads as well as online resources. We also support preceptors to undertake The NHS Leadership Academy, Edward Jenner Programme, an open access online learning package designed for newly qualified clinicians to gain essential leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out comprehensive, systematic nursing assessments which take account of relevant mental, physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors, in partnership with the patient and others through interaction, observation and measurement.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines, patients and their carers to agree a holistic person centred care plan that addresses the needs identified through assessment.
  • To deliver and evaluate safe, competent patient centred care in partnership with the service user and their carers to support recovery.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum inc

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

380-AC0128

Job locations

Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford

bow arrow lane,

Dartford

DA2 6PB


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as a Practice Assessor.
  • To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.
  • To adhere to the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • To support the implementation of current and future Nursing Strategy.
  • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.
  • To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • To practise safely by being aware of the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and treatments.
  • To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others safe.
  • To provide educational support to optimise health and wellbeing; promoting self-care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where appropriate.
  • To safely manage, administer medications and monitor their effects.
  • To supervise a range of other staff and their activities as delegated.
  • To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting e.g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management, etc.
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patients current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.
  • Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.

Please see job description for full details.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as a Practice Assessor.
  • To adhere to the NMC registration and revalidation requirements.
  • To adhere to the most current NMC Code of Conduct at all times.
  • To support the implementation of current and future Nursing Strategy.
  • To adhere to KMPTs policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • To support and behave in a way that upholds KMPT Trust values.
  • To assess, act on and report any safeguarding concerns.
  • To practise safely by being aware of the correct use, limitations and hazards of common interventions, including nursing activities and treatments.
  • To report any concerns promptly through the appropriate channels and modify care when necessary to maintain safety, acting to keep patients and others safe.
  • To provide educational support to optimise health and wellbeing; promoting self-care where possible, helping people to make choices about their needs and involve their carers where appropriate.
  • To safely manage, administer medications and monitor their effects.
  • To supervise a range of other staff and their activities as delegated.
  • To carry out specific duties relevant to the setting e.g. nurse in charge, medicines clinic management, etc.
  • Recording and reporting accurately any changes related to the patients current behaviour and/or risks to Nurse/healthcare professional in Charge in a timely manner.
  • Recording care given in a timely manner as per professional and local standards using approved KMPT systems.

Please see job description for full details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN or equivalent
  • Completion of a preceptorship programme

Desirable

  • Evidence of post qualification personal and practice development

Experience

Essential

  • Pre-registration experience of mental health settings and or working with people with mental health conditions
  • Experience of working within an acute mental health setting

Desirable

  • Some clinical experience of mental health problems

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience in working with patients detained under the MHA 1983 (amended 2007)
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • A basic understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • A basic understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Effective organisational /planning and decision making skills.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • RMN or equivalent
  • Completion of a preceptorship programme

Desirable

  • Evidence of post qualification personal and practice development

Experience

Essential

  • Pre-registration experience of mental health settings and or working with people with mental health conditions
  • Experience of working within an acute mental health setting

Desirable

  • Some clinical experience of mental health problems

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience in working with patients detained under the MHA 1983 (amended 2007)
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to apply relevant legislative frameworks and policies relating to care e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding, Consent to Treatment.
  • A basic understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • A basic understanding and ability to apply principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  • Effective organisational /planning and decision making skills.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford

bow arrow lane,

Dartford

DA2 6PB


Employer's website

https://www.kmpt.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford

bow arrow lane,

Dartford

DA2 6PB


Employer's website

https://www.kmpt.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Ward Manager

Susan Jolaoso

Susan.Jolaoso@nhs.net

01322622770

Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum inc

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

380-AC0128

Job locations

Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford

bow arrow lane,

Dartford

DA2 6PB


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